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George Bray and Co

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of Bagby Works, Leicester Place, Leeds. (1922) Gas Lighting Engineers

of Leeds 2 and Grand Buildings, Trafalgar Square, London. Telephone: Leeds 20981. Telegraphic Address: "Bray, Leeds". (1937)

1863 Company founded.

1870 Listed under "Gas Meter and Stove Manufacturers"

1888 Bray's Antipulsator to control the pressure of gas to engines. [1]

1903 Private company.

1910 Advert: 'For Country House Lighting. BRAY ACETYLENE & PETROL-AIR GAS BURNERS. If unable to obtain from your dealer write GEO. BRAY AND CO. Gas Lighting Engineers, LEEDS. London Office and Showroom : 17, FARRINGDON STREET'[2]

1922 Employees: 1,200. Chairman: Arthur Bray. Director: George Bray. Products: Gas burners, flat flame and incandescent for use with coal gas, acetylene burners, petrol air burners, porcelain insulators.

1937 Listed Exhibitor - British Industries Fair. Electric Heaters and Refractory Insulators, industrial, traction, marine, domestic. Boiling Plates, Immersion Heaters, Strip and Ring Elements, Oil Preheaters, Radiators, etc. Firebars, Plain and Screwed Refractory Tubes, Rods, Bushes, etc. (Stand No. Cb.405) [3]

1955 Advert on this page for Electric Car Engine Heater. [4]

1961 Engineers, manufacturing electric heating elements, electric air and oil heaters, electric immersion heaters, car engine heaters and special electric heaters; jets and burners for coal gas, LP gas, butane and natural gas; electro-ceramic insulators and light precision engineering. 1,000 employees. [5]

1965 Patent - Improvements in or relating to gas jets or burners. [6]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. The Engineer of 3rd February 1888 p99
  2. Field - Saturday 22 January 1910
  3. 1937 British Industries Fair p337
  4. [1] History World
  5. 1961 Dun and Bradstreet KBE
  6. [2] Wikipatents